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Thi Diem Thuy Do vs Thi Thanh An Nguyen
"Thi For Two" (game of the day Feb-16-2021)
ch-VIE Prelim w (2005), Hue VIE, rd 1, Apr-03
Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10)  ·  0-1



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Feb-16-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: Playing e4 caused a lot of trouble for White, but I guess resolutely not playing it could have caused at least as much aggravation at d5.
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  HeMateMe: I thought white should have played an early B-f1 to trade off the dangerous black LSB.

Agree that after e4 whites pawn structure is bad, constricting and immobile.

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  OhioChessFan: You know what would be really interesting? If someone explained how "Thi" isn't pronounced in Vietnamese anything like "tea" in English.
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  OhioChessFan: "Thi Do Lists"
Feb-16-21  Brenin: The nice thing about K+P endgames is that you can see your doom (or, with luck, your opponent's) twenty or more moves ahead, and thus save yourself a lot of wasted effort by resigning, as White did here. In many cases, all you need is the ability to count, and possibly an understanding of the concept of the opposition. Here the passed K-side pawn that White can create is useless, since it will be unprotected and can easily be rounded up by Black's K, while White can do nothing about the passed d-pawn that Black will have after Kxd5.
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  beatgiant: <Brenin>
Yes, and White also sees that she won't have time to counter-attack the h-pawn after 45...Kf6 46. Ke2 Ke5 47. Kf3 Kxd5 48. Kf4 <b5> etc.

In a club game I would play it out a few more moves before resigning. But this was part of the national championship, so resignation even after move 42 was not premature.

The interesting question is, does Black still have a win if White doesn't blunder with 42. Be2 but instead plays a normal move like 42. a4. Of course I like Black's chances, but I don't see anything like a forced win in the near future.

Feb-16-21  Saniyat24: Thi taught me theth (chess)...!
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  HeMateMe: I'm still astounded that Susan Polgar's husband won the national championship of Vietnam at age 3. I mean age 4, 5, sure...but age 3?
Feb-16-21  morfishine: Thanks <CG> another disparaging, racist comment against our good Vietnamese friends
Feb-16-21  Ajedrezjc: <morfishine> Right on!
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  NM JRousselle: White's mistake was 34 Qc1.
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  beatgiant: <morfishine>
<another disparaging, racist comment against our good Vietnamese friends> Did you mean this seriously, and if so, can you explain which comment you were referring to and why you think it is racist?

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